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Making a Christmas Egg Carton Wreath


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November 2, 2018

Christmas Egg Carton Wreath - wreath hanging on the wallYou can start saving egg cartons to make this inexpensive holiday wreath. If you want your wreath to be larger, you'll need more cartons. This is an example of a wreath made with just 1 carton. Overall, it is an inexpensive project made using materials/supplies you may even already have!

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Total Time: 1.5 hours

Supplies:

  • egg carton
  • acrylic paint + paint brush
  • scissors
  • hole puncher
  • hot glue gun
  • wire cutters
  • pliers
  • craft wire
  • ribbons
Christmas Egg Carton Wreath - supplies
 

Steps:

  1. Cut apart individual egg carton pieces, a total of 12 pieces.
  2. Christmas Egg Carton Wreath - carton
     
    Christmas Egg Carton Wreath - cut carton apart
     
  3. Trim around the edges until you get a nice flat/smooth surface, about 3/4 - 1".
  4. Christmas Egg Carton Wreath - trim edges
     
    Christmas Egg Carton Wreath - trimming
     
    Christmas Egg Carton Wreath - well trimmed egg cup
     
    Christmas Egg Carton Wreath - all 12 sections trimmed and ready for next step
     
  5. Ready to paint the egg carton pieces with your choice of color and allow to dry. *I allowed my egg carton pieces to dry overnight.
  6. Christmas Egg Carton Wreath - paint and allow to dry
     
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  7. Once dried, using a hole puncher poke a hole and another one again across from it (so you can thread through the craft wire.)
  8. Christmas Egg Carton Wreath - punch a hole in the side of dry cup
     
    Christmas Egg Carton Wreath - punch a second one across from the first
     
    Christmas Egg Carton Wreath - ready to thread them onto craft wire
     
    Christmas Egg Carton Wreath - threaded onto craft wire
     
  9. Using craft wire, thread all your egg cartons through.
  10. Christmas Egg Carton Wreath - three pieces threaded onto wire coming off spool
     
    Christmas Egg Carton Wreath - done threading
     
  11. Using cutters, cut wire leaving a little room so you can secure a wire knot.
  12. Christmas Egg Carton Wreath - cut wire
     
    Christmas Egg Carton Wreath - make a knot
     
  13. To keep the egg cartons in place and not flipping around, dab hot glue in the inside near where the holes are punched.
  14. Christmas Egg Carton Wreath - put dabs of hot glue near the holes to keep the cups from turning and moving on the wire
     
    Christmas Egg Carton Wreath - glued in place
     
    Christmas Egg Carton Wreath - front painted side
     
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  15. Ready to decorate the wreath however you'd like. I made a bow with ribbon I already had on hand.
  16. Christmas Egg Carton Wreath - wreath and roll of ribbon
     
    Christmas Egg Carton Wreath - starting to make a bow
     
    Christmas Egg Carton Wreath - making center of bow
     
    Christmas Egg Carton Wreath - finished bow
     
  17. I also had a leftover "Merry Christmas" ribbon so I tied a knot in the center of the wreath. I also dabbed a little hot glue from ribbon to egg carton so it'll stay in place and can be read.
  18. Christmas Egg Carton Wreath - bit of Merry Christmas ribbon tied to center of the wreath and glued in place
     
  19. Secure bow onto wreath and ready to display!
  20. Christmas Egg Carton Wreath - attach bow and display
     
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